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Old 23-05-2016, 16:21   #1
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Nothing New Under the Sun

Advertisement: Streamlined Rod Rigging One of the benefits touted, "Wind resistance approximately 1/3 that of stainless wire of the same strength."

The ad is from the January, 1939 issue of Yachting magazine. The vendor is the Pennsylvania Aircraft Syndicate and the drawings of a Starboat spreader fitting would pass muster today. "Proved during the 1938 racing season on the sensationally successful Star Foo." The text is accompanied by a picture of Foo.. Her sail number was 1550.

I would also note the Star has a fin keel and a skeg-hung rudder.

The old saw really is true: there is nothing new in naval architecture.

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The old saw really is true: there is nothing new in naval architecture.
Yes, ordinary boats still have wooden hulls and hemp rigging.

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Laugh.if you want, but mark my words, if you wait long enough, you will see the rudder rejoin the keel!

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Well the newest standing rigging uses deadeyes right?


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